Riis Settlement continues to strengthen and expand its scope of services to meet a wide range of community needs. Our efforts are buoyed by a number of generous funders whose grants allow us to both sustain existing services and develop new initiatives. We are enormously grateful to the following funders in particular for their recent generous awards:
Our thanks to the Ravenswood Generating Station for a grant of $50,000 in general operating support.
Thanks to the Center for Court Innovation for selecting Riis Settlement to implement the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety—2017 Neighborhood Stat Grant Program at Queensbridge Houses. This program will bring community members together to identify public safety issues and create and implement action plans that address them.
Thank you to the New York Women’s Foundation for a $60,000 Resilience-NYC grant that will allow us to weave a stronger advocacy and community organizing component into our Immigrant Services program.
Thank you to The Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation for a $5,000 grant in support of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at I.S. 126 Albert Shanker School for Visual and Performing Art.
Thanks to The New York Bar Foundation for a $5,000 grant in support of our free immigration legal services program.
Thank you to Consolidated Edison for a generous award of $10,000 is support of our STEM program at our Riis Acdemy-PS177 campus.
Thank you to NYC Service for selecting Riis Settlement as a host site for the 2018-2019 NYC Civic Corps Program Year, which will allow us to continue building our volunteer capacity.
And, finally, our thanks to the Teagle Foundation for a grant of $75,000 over a three year period in support of our Riis Academy College Access Program!
None of the work we do would be possible without our supporters, and we are sincerely grateful to them all.